Monday 14th March, 2011
6:30pm to 7:00pm
Live Telephone Call from inside an Illinois prison, organized by Campaign to End the Death Penalty – Austin Chapter. We will receive a live phone call from Stanley Howard, who was wrongfully sentenced to death for murder. On January 10, 2003, Governor George H. Ryan granted a pardon to Howard based on innocence in the murder case. However, Howard still stands convicted in an armed robbery case, for which he faces imprisonment until 2023. In addition to four pardons, Ryan commuted to life the sentences of everyone on or waiting to be sent to Illinois' death row – a total of 167 people – due to his belief that the death penalty could not be administered fairly.
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